For 250 years, Hennessy Master Blenders have been dedicating their whole life to create the finest cognac. In 2017, the seventh Hennessy Master Blender handed over the key to his successor. His last creation, Hennessy Paradis Impérial is the result of decades of passion.
Every year, only 10 out of 10,000 eaux-de-vie on average are carefully chosen by the Master Blender to be part of this blend. To pay tribute to his lifetime quest for the finest eaux-de-vie, we imagined a cutting-edge and immersive installation as unique symbol of his craft. An installation made of a thousand handcrafted shards. Among these, 10 precise engineered crystals, representing the rarest eaux-de-vie, project precise caustic designs. A robot was especially trained to find those 10 crystals over a thousand others, shaping the Hennessy Paradis Impérial from an infinite number of possibilities. This installation is now part of the Hennessy Founder’s Cellar: a testimony of the seventh Master Blender’s quest for future generations.